ATS2223 - Italian intermediate 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Barbara Pezzotti


Dr Barbara Pezzotti

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS1222 or intermediate language competence


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The unit consist of two sections: Intermediate 1 Language and Culture:

  1. Language: this unit extends the basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - through the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers, and aspects of Italian history and culture. Students will consolidate and extend their grammatical knowledge and vocabulary at level A2 of the European Language Framework.
  2. Culture: an introduction to key aspects of medieval Italian history, society and culture and their connections to the present. In particular this unit introduces students to major medieval writers and artists, with a focus on the development of the Italian language, and on issues of gender, politics and social mobility.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. interact in most everyday social situations with some confidence and fluency;
  2. produce oral and written texts with varied tone and register;
  3. read simply-structured literary texts and articles in periodicals;
  4. use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries;
  5. discuss medieval Italy and its cultural output in the European context as well as its legacy today.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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